Some, like financial success or social status, help ensure that any child will be raised successfully to adulthood.
Others, like physical attractiveness and athleticism, are inheritable traits that help assure the child’s own reproductive success.
There’s a lot of debate about building attraction when it comes to dating.
It becomes preferable to you because it’s familiar.
Plus – as many people will no doubt rush to point out in the comments – they would rather be with the scintillating (if less classically handsome) Jonah Hill or the talented Steve Buscemi than Mr.
Tatum, no matter how good he looks shirtless and buttered up like an ear of corn…
One would assume that the plain, even homely, people out there are for all intents and purposes, shit out of luck. In fact, the attractiveness of physical looks changes rather drastically over time.
If you’re not blessed with Tyson Beckford’s smile, Ryan Gosling’s dreamy eyes and Brad Pitt’s abs, you may as well just hope to find someone who’s willing to put up with you in order to avoid a life of desperate loneliness, right? While being stunningly good looking helps with than appearance.
If someone finds you kind of annoying, repeated exposure only serves to reinforce this.